​​​Please CALL us to book your float trip. 870-356-2944.


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Rules of the River, please read before floating: 

We provide you with mesh trash bags and life vests. We have life vests for all sizes.


~  Float Trips ~* Please see our cancellation policy below.
The Caddo River rises in the Ouachita Mountains in west-central Arkansas. Most of the time it is a Class I-II moderate whitewater river. Its path runs near Black Springs, Norman, Caddo Gap, Glenwood and Amity on its way to De Gray Lake. The scenery along the river is excellent, with heavily forested ridges, rock outcroppings, translucent green water, an abundance of native animal and plant life, and excellent fishing. It is a typical pool-and-drop river that is gentle enough for novice paddlers, yet with enough whitewater excitement to entertain those who prefer a bumpy ride over flat water. As with most Arkansas streams, the Caddo River is seasonal, running best from March through June, very low and slow during the summer, and marginal the rest of the year except after heavy local rainfall. 

~ Canoe and Kayak Trips ~
All times depend on how much you paddle or float and how often you stop and play.


Arrowhead to Glenwood: We are usually able to run this route until late June. It is 7.8 miles and takes 4-6 hours,. It starts at Arrowhead. When the flow slow, this stretch of the river provides excellent smallmouth bass fishing and catfishing. Small rapids, long gravel bars, willow thickets and moderate pools define the river's approach to Glenwood. The minimum water level for the float level is about 5 feet. Above 6.5 feet, we only allow kayaks on this portion of the river. 

Norman to Arrowhead: 
This float is 8 miles and can only be floated when the water is above 6 ft. This is usually early in the season, usually through April and into May. Normal time to float is 3 - 5 hours. The flow can be very fast and difficult for inexperienced paddlers. We will put you in at Norman. As you approach the Arrowhead you will see along the right bank in the area known as Caddo Gap, hot springs bubble up into the river. The thermal waters create a sensation uncommon on most rivers. Small rapids, great fishing, and Caddo Gap, a narrow opening where the river flows between ridges on either side, define the river's approach to Arrowhead.

Glenwood to River Run: We float these 3 miles of the river when it is too low for the upper float.  To offer the lower river float for canoes and kayaks, there is a $5/boat cost, since we do not own that location. Other outfitters have the same add-on. Thank you for understanding.

Normal float time is 2-3 hours. 


~ Our Tube Trips ~
Caddo River Ranch to Arrowhead:
Our most popular tube float is near Arrowhead. We are able to float this early in the season. It is 1.5 miles and takes 2-3 hours depending water levels. As you approach the Arrowhead you will see along the right bank in the area known as Caddo Gap, hot springs bubble up into the river. The thermal waters create a sensation uncommon on most rivers. Small rapids, great fishing, and Caddo Gap, a narrow opening where the river flows between ridges on either side, define the river's approach to Arrowhead. 

Glenwood to River Run: We float these beautiful 3 miles of river when it is too low for the upper float.  It has multiple deep swimming holes and gravel bars for a lunch picnic. Normal float time is 3-5 hours. 

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Float Trips

Float Cancellation Policy

We are small, seasonal business. Thank you for understanding.

  • For Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, if you cancel less than 48 hours before your reservation time, we will purchase a Gift Card on your behalf for the amount of the reservation. 
  • If you need to reduce your reservation, we will purchase a Gift Card on your behalf for the amount the item. 
  • Late Arrival - If you arrive more than 30 minutes late, your equipment may be rented to someone else. You can call to have your reservation time moved, but we are getting an unusually large number of calls. Unless you receive verbal confirmation from a staff member, do not assume your time has been moved. If we are not able to change your time slot, we will purchase a Gift Card on your behalf for the amount of the reservation. We know people come a long ways to float here. We will do our best to work with you on this.
  • Gift Cards -  Gift cards are stored in our system. The gift card is transferable and never expires.  It can be used for any type of Arrowhead reservation.
  • Weather is unpredictable. Please monitor the radar for our area. If we cancel floats, it is for your safety. There will be no charge and refunds will be issued. We do our best to communicate concerns ahead, but we cannot predict earlier or better than the weather apps. We do use our experience with the area to make the best decisions we can at the time. Again, weather is unpredictable. 

Arrowhead

​​​Cabins, canoes, kayaks & tubes

  • ​​​Please CALL 870-356-2944 to book your float trip.
  • We are floating Saturdays through 10/2 or larger groups by reservation only. Please call for details.
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